The main pool at the National Sports Centre (NSC) in Douglas will reopen on Monday.

The NSC confirmed swimmers will be able to use the main training pool again from November 1.

The entire pool hall has been closed since October 5 to allow work on the flumes and leisure pool to be completed.

The flumes have been closed for more than three years.

The project first began in August 2018 with work due to be completed on the £4.2 million refurbishment by May 2019.

In August 2019, the main pool reopened but the play pool and flumes remained closed.

Almost a year later, in June 2020, the NSC reopened with the hope the flumes could be finished by the end of summer.

When the pool closed earlier this month, Dr Alex Allinson, former Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, said: ’All the contractors and staff involved have been working over the summer to complete this complicated and much delayed project.

’I hope people can begin to get excited about the fantastic facilities we are close to unveiling at the NSC.’

Once the pool is reopened on Monday, lane swimming, school swimming lessons and water-based fitness classes will also recommence.

The sign-off process for the flumes, leisure pool and splash zone was due to take place yesterday (Thursday), following which a confirmed date can be set for the reopening of these elements.

This process was not complete by the time the Courier went to press.

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